Good Android apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Good Android apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Summary: I have been using the Galaxy Note 10.1 for a few weeks and find the big screen is great for most apps. This is a collection of some really good ones including some apps preinstalled on the Galaxy.


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    Good apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

    After using the Note 10.1 for a few weeks, I've settled on some apps that work really well with the tablet. Some of the apps included in this collection are preinstalled by Samsung, including Polaris Office, a solid office suite for working with Microsoft Office files.

    The Note 10.1 has the useful S Pen for writing on the screen; the included Samsung S Note app works well as a digital notepad that includes different paper styles to suit the user.

    The S Pen on the Note 10.1 has a useful hover mode, where the pen tip is held just above the screen. It works much like a mouse on a PC, in that the visible cursor on the screen can be moved around with the pen and trigger certain actions. Think of moving the cursor on a PC around a web page and having boxes drop down when the cursor moves over them. The S Pen works just like this.

    Most of the apps included here can be run on any tablet and are readily available Android apps. The ones that come with the tablet will be noted, so owners of other devices will be aware. 

  • (Image: Screenshot by James Kendrick/ZDNet)

    Samsung Calendar

    This app comes pre-loaded on the Note 10.1, and it's a simple, but good calendar app. All standard calendar views expected in such an app are present, including Year, Month, Week, and Day views.

    The app makes good use of the big screen to present useful information in an easy format.

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Samsung, Tablets

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  • Clock widget

    What is that clock/weather widget you are using on the first screen shot?
  • HD Widgets

    A great collection of widgets for both phones and tablets. Another similar good set of widgets is Beautiful Widgets. That comes with the live wallpaper I'm using in that screen shot.
  • Value Add Apps

    I rarely comment on anything but was disappointed in this list. Almost all of these are included apps. The list is really remiss to not have included SketchBook for drawing/sketching and LectureNotes for taking handwritten notes. I liken SNote to how I use a sticky note and LectureNotes to a real notebook for meeting notes, ideas, etc.

    For a PIM PocketInformant 3 is superior to SPlanner I think in every way imaginable.
    • Missed your PI2 Screenshot

      But still worth mentioning PI3 and Lecture Notes.
  • The apps fit the other android tablet

    I have a DY tablet,want to know whether the apps can fit my tablet.
    • what app

      can you tell exactly app name, but I believe they'll fit any android tablet
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  • Value adding apps

    Looking on preinstalled apps list I have an idea that Samsung only orient on gaming/emailing/twitting audience. Before I bought my tablet I was looking for a device that will be helpful in my work, not just playing games. I used S Notes. Nice app. but I felt somehow tired reusing my notes in my email to colleagues and my working calendar. I user Pocket Informant as well. But I decided to find an application that will work like a real organizer and have this handwriting recognition function. And I found on Samsung App - iAssistant. I bought it, 'cause it's paid app. It works great for me: I can use notes directly to create tasks/events in Calendar, to make appointments, to share my ideas with colleagues. I wish Samsung add more apps like this iAssistant.
    • iAssistant

      iAssistant is gone. I miss it so much!
  • good information.

    I rarely comment on anything but was disappointed in this list. Almost all of these are included apps.

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